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Feb 19, 2014

Wagnon Wins Three CMRA Sprint Races At MSR-Houston

Derek Wagnon (111) on his KTM RC8. Photo by Blair Hartsfield/www.hartphotography.com, courtesy of CMRA.

Derek Wagnon took home multiple podiums during CMRA's 2014 season opener event Sunday, February 16, 2014 at MSR Houston in Angleton, Texas. Cloudy skies with a breeze kept temperatures into the low 70's for good conditions on the 2.9-mile course. Sunday sprint race entries numbered 747, just shy of last year’s opening round of 753. Large grids and a spectator-packed paddock was the order of the day. Opening ceremonies included a military honor guard and skydivers during the National Anthem, a great way to kick off an exciting day of racing.


Wagnon rode two bikes to take four podiums home, winning Team Mancuso Powersports SW - B Superbike Expert and B Superstock Expert on his Suzuki GSX-R750. Wagnon took his KTM RC8 to a first in Houston Superbikes - Heavyweight Twins Expert and a third in the Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing Formula 1 Expert race.


In Sunday's headline Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing - Formula 1 Expert race, defending Number 1 plate holder, Danny Kelsey, had his hands full with Eddie Thornton and Derek Wagnon. Thornton rode a BMW S1000RR, and Wagnon had a KTM RC8 to pit against Kelsey's Suzuki GSX-R1000. When the start lights went out, it was a mad scramble for the lead as the 33 bike grid poured into Turn One. Kelsey managed to get to the front on lap 2, but he was under siege from Thornton and Wagnon. Thornton took the lead from Kelsey, who put down the fastest time of the race on lap 5, turning an amazing 1:33.356. Kelsey put his head down, methodically going after Thornton, but was under pressure from Wagnon breathing on his tail in third. Thornton eventually gapped Kelsey by 2.75 seconds for the win. Kelsey firmly held off Wagnon, finishing second, leaving Derek Wagnon in third. Brandon Cleland, Conner Blevins, Brandon Young, Billy Gonzalez, Dewayne Davis, Eric Williams, and first year Expert, Blake Cypert rounded out the top 10.

Brandon Cleland won the $100 P1 Racing cash purse for riding the first 600 across the finish line during the Formula 1 race. Bringing awareness to finding a cure for Breast Cancer is an important aspect of this race and a donation is made by the CMRA to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each entry in the race.

Daniel Adams also took home multiple podiums, going four for four on his Suzuki SV650, taking home the wins in D Superstock Expert, D Superbike Expert, Lightweight Twins Expert, and second place in Formula 2 Expert.

Top Novice for the weekend was Tim Rose with four podiums on his Yamaha YZF-R6, taking the wins in Lone Star Track Days - B Superstock Novice, Moto Liberty - C Superstock Novice, North Texas Superbikes - B Superbike Novice, and Fastline Motorcycle School - C Superbike Novice.

On behalf of our racers, the CMRA would like to thank our 2014 Class Sponsors including: 212Decals.com, Altus Lawton Motorsports, Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing, Davis Rod & Cycle, Fastline Motorcycle School, HighPerformanceCrew.com, Houston Superbikes, Island Racing Services, Lone Star Track Days, Mancuso Powersports SW, Moto Liberty, MotoMassage.com, North Texas Superbikes, OnRoad OffRoad Suspension, RaceworX, Rainbow Sox Racing, Road & Track Suspension, South Central Race Center and Texas Motorcycle Academy@H2Raceway. Please remember to support the products and services of the companies who support you!

For a complete list of results and standings, please visit the website: www.CMRAracing.com. The next round in the CMRA season will be on March 22-23, 2014, at Texas World Speedway, College Station, Texas. Details for the weekend will be announced when finalized.

SPRINT RACE RESULTS

D SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)

2. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)
3. Brian Carter (Suz SV650)
4. Ben Jones (Suz SV650)
5. Warren Egger (KTM 525)

6. Kris Lillegard (Hon CBR500R)

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - D SUPERSTOCK NOVICE
1. Zachary Vonler (Suz SV650)
2. Sloan Essman (Suz SV650)

3. William Clark (Suz SV650)
4. Isachar Perez (Suz SV650)
5. Theofilos Giagmouris (Suz SV650)
6. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)

CLASSIC

1. Andrew Sukach (Suz GSX-R600)
2. Steve Haesemeyer (Hon CBR600F2)

3. Wiley Clark (Yam FZR400)
4. David E. Wilson (Hon CBR600F3)
5. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)

B SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Derek Wagnon (Suz GSX-R750)
2. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6)
3. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Dustin Dominguez (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R750)
6. Eddie Thornton (Kaw ZX636)

LONE STAR TRACK DAYS B SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Tim Rose (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600)
3. Chris Coffey (Kaw ZX-6R)
4. Esteban Garcia (Hon CBR600RR)
5. Hector Barreto (Suz GSX-R600)
6. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR)

SOUTH CENTRAL RACE CENTER - C SUPERSTOCK EXPERT
1. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6)
2. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Dustin Dominguez (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

5. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)
6. Garet Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6)

MOTO LIBERTY - C SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Tim Rose (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Jordan Pence (Kaw ZX-6R)
4. Chris Coffey (Kaw ZX-6R)
5. Esteban Garcia (Hon CBR600RR)
6. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - FORMULA 1 LADIES

1. Theressa Riggs (Kaw ZX-6R)
2. Lindsey Redfern (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brandie Cox (Suz GSX-R750)
4. Daisy DeSimone (Suz GSX-R750)

5. Julie Lopez-Velarde (Yam YZF-R6)
6. Megan Wanat (Yam YZF-R6)

Texas Motorcycle Acadamey@H2RRACEWAY - MOTARD
1. Jon Francis (Apr SXV 5.5)
2. Robert Bradlaw (Hon CRF450)
3. Brandon Warren (KTM SMR450)
4. Michael Capuchino (KTM 690)

5. Domingo Day (Suz DR-Z400)

6. Warren Egger (KTM 525)

RACEWORX - A SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Chris Hamlett (KTM RC8)
3. Billy Gonzalez (BMW S1000RR)
4. Darrell Ricks (Suz GSX-R1000)
5. Brandon Young (Suz GSX-R1000)
6. Rune Medhus (Duc 1198)

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION A SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Tony Nguyen (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Paul Garcia (Hon CBR1000RR)
3. Justin Flores (Yam YZF-R1)
4. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750)
5. Jeff Reeves (Duc 1199)

6. Hector Barreto (Suz GSX-R600)

FORMULA 2 EXPERT

1. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)
2. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)
3. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)
5. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650)
6. Brian Carter (Suz SV650)

FORMULA 2 NOVICE

1. Dean Webster (Suz SV650)
2. Thomas Eimermacher (Suz SV650)
3. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)
4. Isachar Perez (Suz SV650)
5. Rick Peery (Suz SV650)
6. Blake Loehr (Suz SV650)

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION/ P1 RACING - FORMULA 1 EXPERT

1. Eddie Thornton (BMW S1000RR)
2. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000)
3. Derek Wagnon (KTM RC8)
4. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

6. Brandon Young (Suz GSX-R1000)
7. Billy Gonzalez (BMW S1000RR)
8. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)
9. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)
10. Blake Cypert (Kaw ZX-10R)

HOUSTON SUPERBIKES HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT

1. Derek Wagnon (KTM RC8)
2. Chris Hamlett (KTM RC8)
3. Rune Medhus (Duc 1198)

4. Ryan Ambrose (Tri Daytona 675)

5. Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000)

6. Ryan Warren (Tri Daytona 675)

HOUSTON SUPERBIKES - HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE

1. Jeff Reeves (Duc 1199)
2. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8)
3. Eric K. Johnson (Apr RSV1000)
4. Jeff Bean (Tri Daytona 675)
5. Jeff Offutt (Duc 1199)
6. Ryan Miranda (Tri Daytona 675)

MODERN CLASSIC

1. Danny Dominguez (Hon CBR1000RR)
2. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)
3. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600)
4. Jorge Jimenez (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Shane Abbott (Kaw ZX-6R)
6. Kevin Guenter (Suz GSX-R750)

D SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)
2. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)
3. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)
4. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

5. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650)

6. Mark Kline (Hon CBR600F3)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - D SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Zachary Vonler (Suz SV650)
2. Dean Webster (Suz SV650)
3. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)
4. Isachar Perez (Suz SV650)
5. Blake Loehr (Suz SV650)
6. Theofilos Giagmouris (Suz SV650)

ROOKIE EXPERT HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Blake Cypert (Kaw ZX-10R)
2. Jay Newton (Kaw ZX636)
3. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6)
4. David Napier (Suz GSX-R750)

5. Kevin Taylor (Hon CBR1000RR)

6. Jorge Guerrero Jr. (Kaw ZX-10R)

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION - FORMULA 1 NOVICE

1. Tony Nguyen (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Paul Garcia (Hon CBR1000RR)
3. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8)
4. Justin Flores (Yam YZF-R1)
5. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750)
6. Fabian Kale (Hon CBR1000RR)

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT

1. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)
2. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)
3. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)
4. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650)
5. John Byus (Duc 1000SS)

6. William Coats (Suz SV650)

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE

1. Zachary Vonler (Suz SV650)
2. Isachar Perez (Suz SV650)
3. Blake Loehr (Suz SV650)
4. Juan De Hoyos (Suz SV650)

5. Theofilos Giagmouris (Suz SV650)

6. Domingo Day (Suz DR-Z400)

212DECALS.COM - A SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Eddie Thornton (BMW S1000RR)
3. Joseph Caruso (BMW S1000RR)
4. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

5. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Derek Wagnon (KTM RC8)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - A SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Tony Nguyen (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750)
3. Paul Garcia (Hon CBR1000RR)
4. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8)
5. Justin Flores (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Jacob Napier (Suz GSX-R750)

FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT EXPERT

1. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)
2. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)
3. Andrew Sukach (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650)

5. Mark Kline (Hon CBR600F3)

6. Steve Haesemeyer (Hon CBR600F2)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT NOVICE

1. Dean Webster (Suz SV650)
2. Juan De Hoyos (Suz SV650)
3. David Felio (Suz SV650)
4. David Rowe (Kaw Versys 650)

5. Dean Darnell (Suz SV650)

TEAM MANCUSO POWERSPORTS SW - C SUPERBIKE EXPERT
1. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6)
2. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

4. Garet Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)
6. Jay Newton (Kaw ZX636)

HIGHPERFORMANCECREW.COM - FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERT

1. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Joseph Caruso (BMW S1000RR)
3. Darrell Ricks (Suz GSX-R1000)
4. Pete Martins (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600)
6. Guillermo A. Gonzalez (BMW S1000RR)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT NOVICE

1. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750)
2. Fabian Kale (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8)
4. Jeff Reeves (Duc 1199)

5. Jeff Offutt (Duc 1199)
6. Michael Webb (Suz GSX-R1000)

FASTLINE MOTORCYCLE SCHOOL - C SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Tim Rose (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Jordan Pence (Kaw ZX-6R)
4. Chris Coffey (Kaw ZX-6R)
5. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Alan Castro (Yam YZF-R6)

TEAM MANCUSO POWERSPORTS SW - B SUPERBIKE EXPERT
1. Derek Wagnon (Suz GSX-R750)
2. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R750)
3. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)
5. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)
6. Eddie Thornton (Kaw ZX636)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - B SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Tim Rose (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Jordan Pence (Kaw ZX-6R)
4. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750)
5. Chris Coffey (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR)

ROOKIE EXPERT LIGHTWEIGHT

1. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

FORMULA 3

1. Michael Capuchino (KTM 690)
2. Javier Martinez-Abrego (Kaw 300R)

3. Walter Walker III (Hon RS150R)

4. Dallas Daniels (Kaw 250R)
5. Renee Stephenson (Kaw 250R)
6. Ryan Rutkowski (Yam WR250X)




More, from a press release issued by South Central Race Center:

 This past weekend marks the beginning of the CMRA 2014 race season. The club enjoyed a record setting grid of 700 plus entries, and such the competition was fierce. Saturday started with a Lightweight Endurance race 2 hours long, then followed by a 4 hour long Big Bike Endurance Race.

The 2 hour Lightweight Endurance ended with a 1-2 finish for Pirelli. Team Super Awesome Machine (Jesse Davis, David Tiede, Alan Phillips and Brandon Altmeyer) won the overall race on a CBR500 on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa DOT’s, followed by F Bomb Racing (Dirk Anderson, Brian Millsap, Thomas Delaney and William Guthrie) in 2nd overall aboard a Ninja 300 fitted with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa DOT tires.

The 4 hour Big Bike Endurance was an exciting event. With a packed grid, the I Like Big Gas Team of Scott Buckley, Craig Montgomery, Dewayne Davis and Brandon Young brought home the win aboard their GSXR 1000 shod with Pirelli Diablo Superbike Slicks. The race came down to the wire when the Big Gas team took the lead late in the race, and built a gap of 44 seconds with Dewayne Davis at the controls.

Sunday welcomed the sprint series into action. With full grids and some of the fastest riders in the country in attendance, the racing was sure to be fast and challenging. Pirelli riders won 26 out of 35 total classes. Expert rider Eddie Thornton won the Formula 1 race and set the fastest lap of the weekend (1:33.2) on hid P1 Racing prepared BMW S1000RR. Danny Kelsey, current #1 plate holder, rode his RPSRaceTeam.com Suzuki GSXR 1000 to victory in Superstock A and Superbike A. While the #111 of Derek Wagnon piloted his P1 Racing tuned GSXR 750 to wins in B Superstock and B Superbike. Wagnon also rode to victory in Heavyweight Twins aboard a SCRC sponsored KTM RC8. AMA regular Brandon Cleland, piloted his RES built R6 shod with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa DOT tires to strong victories in C Superstock and C Superbike.

To round out the weekend’s strong performance of Pirelli tires Novice rider Tim Rose brought home 4 out of 4 wins aboard his Diablo Supercorsa shod R6. Tim’s wins came in C Superstock, B Superstock, C Superbike and B Superbike. Novice rider Tony Nguyen piloted his P1 Racing built GSXR 1000 to 3 wins in A Superstock, A Superbike and Formula 1 aboard Pirelli Diablo Superbike Slicks.

“The weekend really showed how strong the Pirelli tires are. The development gained in World Superbike and World Supersport competition is obvious given the results of the weekend. If you want the best from your racing you have to start with the best tire.” As quoted from South Central Race Center owner John Hutchinson.

South Central Race Center is a exclusive distributor of Pirelli race tires. SCRC also carries Vesrah brakes, VP race fuels and Chicken Hawk Racing products. SCRC prides itself on not only offering the best products, but having the technical knowledge to help extract all the potential of those products. South Central Race Center can be reached at www.scracecenter.com or email at sales@scracecenter.com